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    Jenny Watches-a Brand you’ve Never Heard of

    Jenny Watches may be a Brand you’ve Never Heard of, but it’s left a Significant Mark on Dive Watch History
    A relatively unknown brand with rich dive-watch history and several milestones to be explained.


    We’ve covered many Doxa SUB dive watches over the years, including the Limited Edition Doxa Mission 31 SUB Professional and Doxa SUB 300 Searambler ‘Silver Lung’ Reissue. Founded in 1889 in Le Locle, Switzerland by Georges Ducommun, Doxa has a storied history that started with an 8-day watch movement in 1908 for car and plane dashboards. However, it was the Doxa Sub, introduced in 1966, that led to the company’s current reputation as a dive watch specialist. Doxa, however, has a sister brand, JENNY Watches (pronounced as yen-ny), that produced dive watches from day one. Let’s take a closer look at Jenny Watches, the relatively unknown brand that beat all of the major players to 1,000 metres of depth over 50 years ago.


    Established in 1963 as JENNY & Cie S.A. in Lengnau, Switzerland (by Paul G. Jenny, son of original company founder Gustav Jenny), it was the first brand to produce a 1,000-metre water-resistant dive watch, known as the JENNY Caribbean 1000. In addition to its own portfolio, it also produced watches for competing brands, including Fortis, Ollechs & Wajs and Aquadive, among others. Doxa became a victim of the quartz crisis of the 1980s but was bought by the Jenny family in 1997 and Sub dive watches were again produced under the Doxa brand. Production of watches under the Jenny brand also stopped for many years but was revived in 2012/2013 with the Jenny Caribbean 300 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the company’s founding. Jenny Watches is certainly more obscure than brands like Omega and TAG Heuer, but with patents on both a one-piece case construction (MONOBLOC Caribbean Triple Safe) and a unique decompression bezel design, it’s a force to be reckoned with in the world of dive watches.
    https://monochrome-watches.com/jenny...watch-history/


    1946-2006

    “Your heart was warm and happy

    With the lilt of Irish laughter

    Every day and in every way

    Now forever and ever after."

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    I like Jenny watches. Very much. They have that old school dive watch look and feel to them. Sadly I don't own one but I would 100% sport a cool Jenny.

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    The idea of an excellent but less than well known manufacture producing watches for even less well known companies makes me squale with delight, especially with a new more for a score on the horizon. Best diver for £20 anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    The idea of an excellent but less than well known manufacture producing watches for even less well known companies makes me squale with delight, especially with a new more for a score on the horizon. Best diver for £20 anyone?
    I see what you did there. .... I think.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    Love Jenny...and my NOS 77 Aguadive as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Col Angus View Post
    Love Jenny...and my NOS 77 Aguadive as well.


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    Love those Aquadives.
    Solve all your doubts through question mode.

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